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Radiation damage to TSL235 light-to-frequency converters
Author(s): Joel M. Hatch
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Paper Abstract

Radiation damage from cobalt-60 gamma rays is investigated for TSL235 Light to Frequency Converters. No dose rate effects were observed. the TSL235 is found suitable for use in Low Earth Orbit up to a total dose of 1.5 Krad(Si). Sudden failure of the device is observed at approximately 5 Krad(Si), exhibited by a rapid degradation in performance and a quick rise in device supply current leading to permanent damage (burnout). Annealing at room temperature for 24 hours showed no rebound.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3440, Photonics for Space Environments VI, (13 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.326685
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Joel M. Hatch, Consultant to Cincinnati Electronics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3440:
Photonics for Space Environments VI
Edward W. Taylor, Editor(s)

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